|Scientific Name||Legenaria siceraria.|
|Seed rate :||2.0 kg/ha.|
|Spacing :||60 x 180 cm.|
|1st picking :||55 days.|
|Days to maturity :||65-70.|
|Fruit colour :||Light green.|
|Fruit shape :||Cylindrical.|
|Packing size :||50 g.|
|USPs :||- Early maturity higher yield and uniform fruiting.
- Good tolerance for disease
Bottle Gourd also called calabash or white-flowered gourd, Lagenaria siceraria belongs to family Cucurbitaceae.
Climate for Bottle Gourd
The crop can tolerate low temperatures, but extreme cool temperatures will retard growth and frost will kill the plant.
Temperature For Bottle Gourd
Bottle gourd requires a minimum temperature of 180C during early growth, but optimal temperatures are in the range of 24–27ºC.
Soil for Bottle Gourd
sandy loam to loamy soil. pH range must be 6-7.
Sowing Bottle Gourd
Sow seed in June to july for monsoon crop. Sow in January to February for summer crop.
2 kg/ha acre